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#1
Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   313 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   795 comments
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1463 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1506 comments
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   813 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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#9
She...
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She was in the 1st grade She put an apple on the teachers desk, And she smiled, And so did the teacher, And so did everyone else, And in that moment, All was right in the world, That was the year when her father began drinking,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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#10
beautiful
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take a look at yourself what do you see? as you look you may see someone you don't like but believe me, that's not what you look like to me you're smart you're loyal you're pretty you're nice people always tell you this not once... (more »)
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Above All Else Hope
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When everything is gone even your fight When the beautiful bright day blends to night When everyone has fled from your face When you have all but given up on the chase   It is then that you cannot lose heart if you do they'll win,... (more »)
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Roots This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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It is older than dirt It has inspired all, from beginning to end It has given strength to Adam and Eve when They had to leave   It has given will to Noah When the rain came down And the animals had to come   It has led... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   2 comments
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#13
Tracks
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Standing with one foot on the train platform The other dangling ove the tracks Scared not knowing how to deal with the storm Broken and bruised from all the attacks   Across the tracks he is standing right there Beckoning you... (more »)
Subsection: Sonnets  
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Dancing with Demons This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Thomasville, NC
Tonight will be one of those nights. The nights where my dreams are broken lights. The nights where love is nonexistent, People are distant, And sanity is not efficient. The nights where the back of my eyelids explode with... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1 comment
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Read the story if you dare.
By , Thomasville, NC
I've always been the type not to care, I was broken so many times I learned to stand square. People always leave, It's a repeating fate that I believe. My feelings are drained and so is my soul, Or at least that's my messed up goal.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Amnesia
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I want to wake up And forget about you Forget about my feelings Forget about the note I want to wake up And not know about you Forget about us meeting Forget about that week I want to wake up And not be friends with you Forget about... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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